~ ~ MAY 10, 2009 ~ ~


                           FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                                 May 10, 2009

Penn Yan, New York                                                             10:00 A.M.


We, as God’s people, will use our gifts and talents

to seek out and bring people to Christ,

by maturing in our faith,

by deepening our fellowship,

and by caring for people

for the honor and glory of God.


Mother’s Day




Songs of Worship and Praise            “The Bond of Love”          No. 11    


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Deuteronomy 15:7-11            Pg. 208 OT    


*Hymn                        “All Things Bright and Beautiful”          No. 267

                                    Birthday hymn for Trevor Conrad


*Unison Invocation

            We come to you, loving God, needing the love you alone can give. Your love comes to us in Jesus, bringing abundant life for all who will receive it. Empower us by your love to love one another. Abide in us to make perfect your love within and among us; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, we pray, as he taught us…


*The Lord’s Prayer (Using “debts”)


Special Music             “The Human Touch”                       Barb Stewart


Children’s Time


 *Hymn           “God, You Spin the Whirling Planets”               No. 285

                        Birthday Hymn for Kathie Lawrence


Prayers with the People


Scripture                     1 John 4:7-21                                     Pg. 327 NT



Sermon                       “The Two Sides of Love”    Rev. Don Lawrence                                                    




*Doxology                  Praise God from whom all blessings flow

                                    Praise Him all creatures here below

                                    Praise Him above ye heavenly host

                                    Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen


*Prayer of Dedication


*Hymn                        “O for a World”                                     No. 386





*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Lay Reader:               Cheryl Stewart

Greeters:                    Charlie Miller and Matt Scutt

Ushers:                       Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs, Bob Fullagar,          

                                    Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart

Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:


Today’s Sunday Memorial Bulletin:

Is in honor of Fran Morse ~ Happy Mother’s Day!

                                                                     Cheryl Stewart


The flowers on the altar

are in loving memory of :

                                                      Our Mother Ruth L. Seager

                                                             ~ From Bill & Dee Dee Seager


                                                      Our mother Elsie “Peg” Pond (7/31/1904) and

                                                      Our father Edward Pond (5/15/190

                                                             ~ From their children, grand children

                                                                and great grandchildren.


Our Prayer Concerns:


At Clinton Crest:        Burton Barcliff           Kathleen Clayson

                                    Gerry Lane                 Margaret Hartwell    


At the Homestead:     Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

Alberta Gottshall       Viola Gray                  Willie Nelson

Luella Passage           Dick Sharman            Irene Wachala


At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer


Our Special Missionaries:                

Mrs. Susan Harding in Alaska         

Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey in Italy


Prayers for:

Mary Armstrong        Mary Gillette                         Frieda Slocum

Eva Jean Best            Marlene Guild                        Barbara Stewart

Kathy Beyea              Alicia Hurlburt                       Brad Stewart

Bessie Bliss                Kim Strong Imisides              Charlie Taylor

Milly Bloomquist       Don Johnson                          Jean Wager

Pat Carroll                  Lori Lawrence                        Rick Weir

Judi Gibbs                  Barbara Mortensen               Ralph Wilkes

Bill Gillette                 Keith Pierce                   Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Eva Dillon’s daughter in Virginia

Dorothy Mott - Dick Johnson’s sister

Howard Soper-awaiting bladder surgery 5/28

Mary, Mark & newborn son, Gabriel (Soper) McBryan-complications during delivery, needs prayers.


Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, May 10

¨      The Blanket Sunday offering will be taken

¨      Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Mom’s!


Monday, May 11

¨      7 pm          Community Chorus


Tuesday, May 12

¨      10:30 am   Mary & Martha Circle

¨      6:30 pm     Girl Scouts

¨      7 pm          Trustees


Wednesday, May 13

¨      5 pm          Backpack packing

¨      7 pm          Evening Food for the Needy


Thursday, May 14

¨      7 pm          Boy Scouts


Saturday, May 16

Happy Birthday to Trevor Conrad!


Next Week’s guest speaker will be:

Tom Tharp


Church News


Mary & Martha Circle

Tuesday, May 12, at 10:30 am

All ladies of the church are invited. Bring your own sandwich.

Devotions ~ Kathie Lawrence Dessert for the group ~ Kathryn Warren


Membership Class

 for Thursday, May 14 is cancelled.


Movie Night!

Sunday, May 17 at 7 pm

Hope has a name…“Joshua” tells the story of a possible second coming of Christ to a small U.S. town. Bring a snack to share with the group and your own comfortable chair if you like.


Advisory Council meeting

There will be a meeting of the Council on Thursday, May 21, at 7 pm.

All boards and committees should be represented. 



¨      Trustees, report on efforts to reach members who did not respond to financial canvas.

¨      Diaconate, progress of efforts to review church membership rolls.

¨      Set church calendar for balance of year and set schedule for Sunday coffee hour for the months July – Dec.


Asbury Hand Bell Ensemble

Friday, May 29, at 7:30 pm

Brought to you by the Deacons, this will be a concert of hand bells, hand chimes and percussion; joined by other musical artists playing flute, saxophone and piano. Following the concert there will be an opportunity to learn more about hand bells and perhaps even trying your own had at playing one. A love offering will be taken. Refreshments will be served in the Great Room following the concert.


Filipino Sunday Luncheon

Sunday, May 31 noon – 2 pm

Ethel Clancy and friends will prepare this special luncheon to benefit the church local budget. Presale Tickets are $9-adults ($10 at the door); $5-kids 5 and under. Menu: Lumpia (spring roll), Pancit (stir fry noodle dish w/meat & veg), Caldereta (rich beef stew), and Maja  Blanca (dessert).


Undies Sunday during May

Through Undies Sunday your Mission Committee will be collecting undies and personal care items for the Cameron Community Center located in one of the poorer sections of Rochester. So… when you are out shopping remember this project. You will find a box for your donations at the front of the sanctuary. Let’s see what we can do!


Congregational meeting

Will be held on Sunday, June 14, immediately following the service.



During the summer months we will combine the June & July newsletter into one publication. All articles should be submitted to the office by May 20. There will not be an August newsletter.



Community News


Relay for Life

This year’s Relay for Life will be held on June 6 & 7, at the Penn Yan Firemen’s Field. The relay is an all night walk to raise money to fund cancer research, education and patient services. Anyone interested in being on a team or making a decision is encouraged to do so! For more information, please contact Beth DeLooza at 536-3162 or Pam Scutt at 536-2791.


Team “Footprints” led by Pam Scutt

and Team “Eastview” led by Beth DeLooza

would like to invite everyone to attend.


There will be a Spaghetti Dinner

at the Moose Club

on Thursday, May 28, from 5 – 7 pm.

Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life.


Tickets for children and adults are $6 each.

Walk-ins are welcome or presale tickets are available by contacting either

Pam at 536-2791 ~ or ~  Beth at 536-3162.



Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.


We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship.


Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                                  4/19             4/26             5/3

                                                                57                66              68


Current Expenses                          $1,916          $1,668       $2,895

Missions                                              551               297            343

BT&T                                                  168               212            229

Total                                               $2,635          $2,177       $3,467



Words you would never hear from a Mother:


¨      “Just leave all the lights on. It makes the house look more cheery.”

¨      “Sure, I used to skip school a lot, too.”

¨      “If Nancy’s Mom says it’s okay, that’s good enough for me.”

¨      “I don’t have a tissue with me. Just use your sleeve.”

¨      “Let me smell that shirt. Yeah, it’s good for another week.”

                                                               ~Joyful Noiseletter


Life Lessons

¨      When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.